Yesterday afternoon, i indulged myself, and it felt GOOD! I was drinking champagne and catching up on half a week's blog posts.
Sometimes weeks go by without much new stuff too read -- sad for me, a reading junkie! Not that there isn't a lot of good older articles in the archives of my favorite blogs, but somehow "dried fruit" isn't as compelling to me as the fresh juicy stuff (figuratively speaking). When Peter, John, Emily or Mike writes about a study that's hot off the presses, and which confirms my low-carb bias, the sweet smell of victory fills the air! :-D And as for "think-pieces" from Sid or Wooo....
Being as incommunicado as i am in "cowboy town" gives me an exceptional opportunity of reading new stuff when i get back in range of a secure internet connection. In the wilds there, i depend on my Blackberry, and though my Verizon connection is better than the old AT&T one, it's still VERY iffy. Holding an audible telephone conversation isn't a sure thing, and when it comes to loading a page with too many pictures ... HA!
So getting back home i had a wealth of fresh blog posts and articles to read -- hurrah! My favorite reading chair was burdened for HOURS.
I've long believed in the power of reading for encouragement and reinforcement in "dieting," and there was a post at Mike Eades' blog (which eludes me, now that i'm trying to find it) that gave a good scientific reason for continuing my habit. These days i'm so confirmed in what works and what doesn't i don't really HAVE to get continued reassurance that whatever practice i'm pursuing actually WILL pay off ... but i must say i like the positive input anyway!